Puppet Enterprise 2016.x < 2016.4.12 / 2017.x < 2017.3.7 / 2018.x < 2018.1.1 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 129760


A web application running on the remote host is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Agents due to a privilege escalation vulnerability associated with shared libraries from untrusted paths. An authenticated, unpriviledged local attacker can write custom facts which escalate privileges on the next puppet run. (CVE-2018-6513)


Upgrade to Puppet Enterprise version 2016.4.12 / 2017.3.7 / 2018.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129760

File Name: puppet_enterprise_2017_3_7.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/10/09

Updated: 2019/10/17

Dependencies: 66234, 66233

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6513

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:puppetlabs:puppet

Required KB Items: puppet/rest_port, installed_sw/puppet_enterprise_console

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6513